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Lemon Scented You



Critic Consensus: "Lemon Scented You" finds American Gods continuing to fill in its ambitious canvas while introducing a key character -- and making room for a rock legend.

Episode Info

Trying to work things out with his dead and unfaithful wife, Shadow's reunion is interrupted when he and Mr. Wednesday are kidnapped by the New Gods.


Ricky Whittle
as Shadow Moon
Emily Browning
as Laura Moon
Ian McShane
as Mr. Wednesday
Pablo Schreiber
as Mad Sweeney
Bruce Langley
as Technical Boy
Crispin Glover
as Mr. World
Orlando Jones
as Mr. Nancy
Jonathan Tucker
as Low Key Lyesmith
Cloris Leachman
as Zorya Vechernyaya
Peter Stormare
as Czernobog
Demore Barnes
as Mr. Ibis
Mousa Kraish
as The Jinn
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Critic reviews for Lemon Scented You

THIS episode was the show I signed up for in American Gods, starting with that credit sequence that yes, apparently you've all seen, but it wasn't on the Starz screeners, so indulge me for a moment while I gush about it.

May 30, 2017 | Full Review…

It all becomes easier to swallow if Fuller and company regard the originals as the mental junk food Wednesday implies they are.

December 20, 2017 | Full Review…

A chilling look at the new gods, it's an action-packed whirlwind that puts each character to the test.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

We're half way through the season now, but "Lemon Scented You" didn't feel as if it delivered to the level we've come to expect from American Gods.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

American Gods continues to play around with some big ideas and visual moment, but episodes like this help make those ideas into a workable plot and a more tangible story line.

May 30, 2017 | Full Review…

If you don't know the American Gods story, then "Lemon-Scented You" was the first episode that even attempted to explain anything to you.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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